Intro to Graphic Novels & Comic Book Art
with Rob Kimmel
Ages: Entering grades 2, 3 and 4
Graphic novels and comic book storytelling are great vehicles for young people to discover the writer within themselves. In one week, students create their own illustrated narrative, telling a story with words and pictures. While working toward this goal, instructors introduce the idea of storytelling through images (both as readers and as creators), sequential art (which can apply to picture books, comics, and film), the concept of character as the defining force in stories, and techniques for inventing and developing characters, exploring motivations and relationships.
Rob Kimmel is an illustrator, graphic designer and educator. After years of working in Brooklyn and teaching at Pratt Institute, Rob’s studio is now in a Northampton industrial building that once made “non-explosive” combs. Born and raised in Chicago, Rob worked in the theater for several years and has traveled extensively from North Africa to South Asia. These varied experiences flavor his approach to writing. He also maintains a blog focused on creative parenting, wandermonster.com. He returns for his fifth year leading this program.
Aug 10 - 14th, 2020
Mon - Fri for 1 week from 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Montessori School of Northampton
51 Bates Street
Northampton, MA 01060 Get directions